Fall convocation: What you need to know

A graduate crosses the stage at a Fall 2022 convocation ceremony (Photo by Matt Clarke/McMaster University).

A graduate crosses the stage at a Fall 2022 convocation ceremony

The hard work, accomplishments and resilience of our Fall 2023 graduates will be celebrated at three ceremonies, happening Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.

In addition to degrees being conferred, the fall convocation will see award winners and honorary degree recipients recognized.


Convocation events will take place at FirstOntario Concert Hall (1 Summers Lane) in downtown Hamilton.

Please see the schedule for the three Fall convocation ceremonies:

Faculty Convocation date
Arts & Science, DeGroote School of Business, Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 9:30am
Faculty of Health Sciences Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 2:30pm
Faculty of Engineering & Faculty of Science Friday, November 24, 2023 at 9:30am

Doors open an hour-and-a-half before the start of the ceremony and ceremonies are approximately two hours. Graduands are asked to arrive at least one hour before the start of their ceremony.


All graduands are entitled to four guest tickets.

A live stream of each ceremony will be available if you or your guests cannot attend in-person.


For more information on parchment or digital diplomas, click here.

For more details, including information on parking, click here

Don’t forget to follow @macstudentserviceson Instagram to keep on top of convocation updates. If you have questions about your eligibility to graduate, please contact your Faculty Office.